Once again, the Troop completed an annual service project at Camp Barton. Scouts and adults work on cutting, splitting and stacking wood to provide the camp with enough firewood for the season. Scouts earn conservation service hours for the work they complete on Saturday.
The Troop traveled to West Point to take a tour of the United States Military Academy and attend an Army Black Nights football game. Army defeated Lafayette 31 to 13 and produced over 400 yards of offense.
Scouts camped at Camp Ellis in Vestal and helped teach Scouts skills to Arrow of Light Scouts from Packs 221 and 244. Scouts use this campsite to complete rank requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class.
For May, the Troop went to Buck Farms for a shooting sports weekend. The Troop is fortunate to have several trained leaders to run both Archery and Rifle ranges. Scouts are trained on the equipment and given the opportunity to practice with a bow and rifle.
The Troop camped at Gettysburg, PA for April and hiked 10 miles through the Gettysburg National Military Park.
For March, the Troop visit the Washington DC area and stayed at Camp William B. Snyder. Scouts started the Campout by visiting the White House and the White House Visitors center and Museum. After the White House, Scouts visited different monuments and memorials including Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, WWII, Korean and Vietnam. The Troop also toured the home of George Washington at Mount Vernon, VA.
The Troop returned to Greek Peak this year and the Scouts were able to participate in a learn to ski program and all-day lift ticket.
The Troop spent the weekend at the Kopernik Observatory and Science Center working with the staff on two merit badges. Scouts earned both the Digital Technology merit badge and Electronics Merit badge. In addition, scouts were able to utilize the observatory telescopes.